Pamela Sampel OblSB is a professor, writer, retreat facilitator, and spiritual director with 30 years of experience specializing in collaborative leadership and emotional intelligence skill development. She has a warm and irreverent sense of humor–clients and friends describe her as a spirited leader with an ability to inspire and motivate. Pamela is also an experienced practitioner of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and meditates daily.

Pamela holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and management and certificates in leadership coaching and spiritual direction. She is an Oblate of St. Benedict at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington. Pamela currently works as a professor (NTT) at Western Washington University (WWU) in the College of Business and Economics, facilitates Sanctuary and Sustenance–a writing retreat for women–practices as a spiritual director, and works on a hybrid memoir at her desk in Port Townsend on the edge of the Salish Sea.